Drew Nikonowicz: 2015 Portfolio Prize Winner
Saturday, December 12
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Aperture Foundation for the opening reception of the 2015 Portfolio Prize Winner Drew Nikonowicz. Functioning both as metaphor and exposition, Nikonowicz’s series This World and Others Like It thrives in the growing chasm between reality and mediated fiction. Calling upon one of photography’s earliest uses—recording the vast, unexplored landscapes of the world—Nikonowicz brings forth a reality that is simultaneously uncanny and unknowable. The world we live in has been conquered and exhausted, his images seem to say, so we must turn to fictional or even extraterrestrial terrain instead.
Drew Nikonowicz (born in St. Louis, 1993) lives and works in Columbia, Missouri. His work employs computer simulations as well as analog photographic processes to deal with landscape and exploration in contemporary photography. He recently won first place in the 2015 Lenscratch Student Prize, and exhibited his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome.
Image: Drew Nikonowicz, 2014-10-26 06:10:30 PM 38°56’45.79″ N 092°19’32.63″ W 0772, 2014